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Delta

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Warri

Date & Time: Nov 27, 1998 at 1025 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-PAN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lagos-Lekki-Warri
MSN:
208-0200
YOM:
1991
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
4613

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 400M off Forcados: 30 killed

Date & Time: May 26, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NAF904
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lagos - São Tomé
MSN:
10488
YOM:
1972
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
30
Aircraft flight hours:
2250
Aircraft flight cycles:
2040
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a special flight from Lagos to São Tomé, carrying a Nigerian delegation comprising Government officials, Army officers and journalists. En route, the crew encountered poor weather conditions. While cruising in thunderstorm activity, the airplane went out of control, entered a dive and crashed into the sea (Gulf of Guinea) few km off Forcados. None of the 30 occupants survived the crash.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Warri: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 14, 1968
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5N-ACW
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Warri - Warri
MSN:
864
YOM:
1956
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft was leased to J. Ray McDermott Construction Company and flying a regular route from Lagos to the various construction sites up country. On the day of the accident the amphibious float-equipped aircraft took off from Warri Airstrip for a three-minute flight to the river with wheels extended and on landing flipped over and came to rest inverted. Initially the occupants were-seen trying to escape but two large containers of Red Lead oxide burst open on impact and hindered the escape by possibly blinding or suffocating the pilot and two passengers. It is believed the occupants did not survive the accident.
Probable cause:
The pilot failed to raise the wheels after takeoff from Warri Airport.

Crash of a Scottish Twin Pioneer 1 in Ughelli

Date & Time: Apr 4, 1967
Operator:
Registration:
5N-ABQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ughelli - Ughelli
MSN:
523
YOM:
1958
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local training mission in Ughelli, Delta. While approaching the airfield at an altitude of 600 feet, the instructor voluntarily shut down one of the engine to simulate an asymmetric descent but was unable to feather the propeller. Due to high drag, the airplane lost speed and height, struck tree tops and crashed in flames in a wooded area. Both pilots were able to evacuate the airplane that was destroyed.